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Re: [SLE] More on the Java Licence
  • From: "George Stoianov" <gstoyanoff@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 13:36:38 -0400
  • Message-id: <e0b842610605201036v54f7f9ebyb095e8757a4b3f34@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/20/06, Kevanf1 <kevanf1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 20/05/06, Glenn Holmer <gholmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Saturday 20 May 2006 05:31, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > Yep, I was wrong in my assumption that Sun had open sourced Java.
> > They've gone half way. They do keep saying it is their intention to
> > full open source Java though in accordance with the GNU Public
> > License.
> Please get your facts straight. Sun has never said it would use the GNU
> license for Java.
> This page includes a video of Rich Green on stage at JavaOne saying:
> "It isn't a question of whether, but a question of how."

They will use their own open source license for control and legal
reasons. Personally I think this would be great if it ever happened
one way or the other as that will give the open source community a
language that is cross platform and companies are using it for mission
critical applications in many places. If it was under the GNU License
it would be even better, but I am not a layer to understand the full



I would not have specifically said the GNU license if I had not read
it myself! If I can find the link I will post it on here.
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
PLEASE DON'T drink and drive it's not clever, it's just stupid.

Kevan Farmer

Linux user #373362

Cheslyn Hay

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